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Out of Sync
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Out of Sync

By Bass, Lance

New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster), 2007. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall. 195 pp. with 8 pp. of glossy color photos. Lightly read. Upper right corner nicked. No markings. Spine uncreased. Readable, conversational memoir of a boy-band star who hid his homosexuality for several years while he performed with NSync. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$5.23

Guitar for Dummies
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Guitar for Dummies

By Phillips, Mark;Chappell, Jon

Hoboken, New Jersey.: Wiley Publishing, 2005. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 2nd Edition, 7th Printing. 4to --9 in Tall. 380 pp., CD and cheat sheet included. Bottom corner paged curled. Spine uncreased. Clean text. In simple "dummies" style, with lots of diagram and drawings, Phillips and Chappell lay out basic chords and provide play along exercises, and explanations of guitarists' lingo. 4to -- 9 In Tall.

$9.50

Blind Date: The London Symphony Orchestra Meets Daytona Beach

By Murphy, Drew

Daytona Beach: Drew Murphy, 2007. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 156 pp. on glossy stock, Numerous color and b&w photos on most pages. As new, except for crinkling of dust jack edges. A scarce collection of reminiscences about a 40-plus-year partnership between the London Symphony Orchestra and local arts patrons in Daytona Beach. The alliance enabled the LSO to present summer concerts in Daytona ever two years. Contributors include the late Herbert M. "Tippen" Davidson Jr., the newspaper publisher who launched the project, and many members of Daytona's "high society" who helped bankroll the concerts. Some of the essays convey how Daytonans were star-struck to have classical musicians visiting their town known for NASCAR racing, Spring Break and motorcycles. The author/editor wrote many reviews and features about the LSO for Davidson's paper, the Daytona Beach News-Journal. This book was published shortly before Davidson was sued by Cox Newspapers, his business partner, for "wasting" too much of the newspaper's profits on the LSO and other arts projects. As a result of the protracted litigation, a court pulled the plug on the newspaper's subsidies and the LSO visits were terminated. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall By 11.75 in Wide.

$28.50

Scale-Studies for the Violin

By Schradieck, Henry

NY: G. Schirmer, 1923. Sheet music. Very Good. Stapled Softcover. Revised Edition.. 27 pp. Tan stiff wraps A few pencil notes in margin, moderate wear, reinforcing cream-colored tape along spine edge. Slight damp stain on front cover. Small rears to rear cover. Volume 364 in the Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics. Size: Folio- 12 in Tall.

$10.45

Songs of Freedom

By Davison, Archibald T.; Davis, Katherine K.; Kempf, Frederic, Eds.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. Book. Very Good. Pictorial Cloth. First Edition.. 144 pp. Foxing on endpapers, text clean, corners bumped, some edgewear and soil to ochre cloth. Front board has illustration of a ploughman stopping to play the harmonica. A collection of more than 60 patriotic ballads, folk tunes, hymns, spirituals and other songs celebrating America, Canada and a few other countries. Arranged both for part and unison singing. Some of the selections include God of Our Fathers, Men Whose Boast It is, Jacob's Ladder, Piper of Dundee, Camptown Races, John Henry, Barbara Allen, The Lone Prairie, Red Iron Ore, Paddy on the Railway, and Sweet Betsy from Pike. Size: 4to -- 9.75 in Tall.

$11.40

The Story of Gilbert and Sulllivan Ior the 'Compleat' Savoyard

By Goldberg, Isaac

NY: Crown Publishers, 1935. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Revised.. 589 pp. Spine edges slightly rubbed, small rubbed spot along top edge of front board. Spine titling faded. Endpapers have bookplate, previous owners' names and gift inscription dated 1935. Text clean, no markings. With more than 30 glossy b&w historical photographs. A playbill for a College Theatre (Chicago) production of "Tom Cobb" comedy is laid in (not dated, but probably 1930s.) Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.

$9.50

W.S. Gilbert: His Life and Letters

By Dark, Sidney and Grey, Rowland

NY: George H. Doran Co. Book. Good. Cloth. 269 pp. with 8 full-page b&w plates. Corners bumped, first 4 preliminary pages, including title page, detached, laid in. Hinge cracked, textblock cracked at pp. 16-17. Gilbert photo as frontispiece. Publisher's monogram on lower right corner of front board. Publication date not stated but probably circa 1925. Spine titling faded. Includes bibliography, list of operas. In addition to his career in music, the book examines such facets of his life as "Gilbert's Friendships," "Gilbert at Home," "Gilbert as a Lawyer" and "Gilbert the Man." Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In.

$9.50

Music and the Line of Most Resistance

By Schnabel, Artur

Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1942. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First.. 91 pp. Bright gilt lettering on green cloth. Text clean, light toned. Chipped dust jacket separated at spine. Schnabel, a 20th-century classical pianist known for his interpretations of Beethoven's sonatas, presents three lectures he gave at the University of Chicago in 1940. Graduation gift inscription, dated 1942, from a professor (name illegible) to student Marjorie Mosely in Ithaca NY on front endpaper Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In..

$14.25

Jefferson Music Book: Keyboard Pieces, Some With Violin Accompaniment

By Darling, J.S. Ed.

Williamsburg Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1977. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First Edition Thus.. 42 pp. Light bumping of corners, lightly used, no markings. Covers have blue marbled design, double-leafed and uncut. Title is a pasted decorative card. A facsimile reproduction of a selection of 6 pieces that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed at Monticello, his Virginia estate. Composers represented are Bach, Handel, J. Snow, Samuel Arnold, W. Wadiczha, and C.F. Abel. The anthology includes reproductions of the ornate cover pages from the sheet music. Introduction and notes by an organist and choirmaster for the Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall By 12.5 In Wide.

$14.25

Sing, Sing, Sing -- Choruses & Songs for Boys and Girls

By Pate, Elizabeth, Ed.

Nashville: John T. Benson Co., 1952. Book. Veyr Good. Stapled Softcover. First Edition.. Collection of 109 gospel songs for use by church youth groups, Sunday schools, camps, etc. Mostly evangelical in flavor. Song titles include: Some Sweet Day, Don't Take Your Eyes off the Savior, Walking with Jesus, Deep Down in My Heart, Keep on Smiling. Light wear, no markings..

$7.60

Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life
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Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life

By Aiken, Clay and Glock, Alison

NY .: Random House, 2004. Book. Fine. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 258 pp., 16 pp. glossy color photos. Virtually new, some creasing on rear panel of jacket. Text clean. Aiken recounts his musical and spiritual journeys, his childhood in North Carolina, his work with handicapped children, his American Idol competition and recording career. This autobiography glosses over his social life; it was published four years before he came out as gay. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In..

$6.18

Inspirational Melodies No. 2

By National Baptist Young People's Board

Nashville Tenn.: National BYPU Board Book. Fair. Stiff Wraps. First Edition.. 130 pp. in stiff wappers. Cover fragile, partly detached. Most of cover spine gone, sewn binding OK. A collection of about 100 gospel songs compiled for Baptist choirs and youth groups. Not dated, perhaps circa 1940. Tunes mainly are Jesus devotionals and celebrations of the afterlife. Probably most were compsosed in the 1920-1940 period. Examples: I Love to Tell the Story; Jesus is Calling; There'll be Shouting; Oh, How I Love Jesus; In the Sweet Bye and Bye; O, Happy Day; From the Cross to the Crown; Nearer my God to Thee Size: 8mo -- 8.25 in..

$2.85

The American Musical Theater: A Consideration

By Engel, Lehman

NY: CBS/Macmillan, 1967. Book. Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 236 pp. on coated stock. White cloth boards with decorated with thumbnail photos of stage characters has a 3-inch band of yellow discoloration along the spine, front and back. Rest of cover and text clean. Foreword by Brooks Atkinson. A popular history of American musicals by a longtime Broadway director, along with dozens of historical b&w photos of memorable musicals and their casts. Size: 4to -- 9.75 in High.

$28.50

Melodies and How to Harmonize Them

By Duncan, Edmondstoune

Boston: Boston Music Co., 1906. Book. Fair. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 184 pp. Red stiff wrap cover is detached, spine portion partially slit, corner creased. Text clean. Original vintage copy, not a modern facsimile reprint or POD. Textblock intact. OK as reading copy if handled carefully or repaired. Most pages have music notation as examples for arrangements. Size: 12mo -- 6.25 in Tall.

$28.50

Treasure Chest of Old Time Song Hits

By Treasure Chest Publications

NY: Treasure Chest Publications, 1935. Book. Good. Stapled Softcover. Likely First Edition.. 48 pp. Moderate soil, pinkish splash stain on inside cover. Creased corners, thumbed. Upper half of cover loose, but all pages present. A collection of 62 pop songs of the 20s and 30s, to be sung in classrooms or around parlor pianos. Some humorous, some sentimental and romantic. Examples include Daisy Bell, Over the Hill to the Poor House, The Bowery, the Band Played On, Guess I'll Have to Telegraph my Baby, Hinky Dinky Parley-voo, At a Georgia Camp Meeting, A Handful of Earth From My Dear Molther's Grave, In the Sweet By and By, Silver Threads Among the Gold. Small cartoons illustrate some of the song titles. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in.

$7.60

Musorgsky's Boris Godunov and Its New Version

By Belaiev, Victor

London: Oxford University Press, 1928. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 59 pp., fragile binding reinforced by tape. All pages present. Rough cut edges, moderate chipping of wrappers. Some soil. Text clean. Translated from Russian by S.W. Pring. Introductory note states that Belaiev's work presents the original version of "Boris Godunov" as the opera was written by Musorgsky (sic) and preserved in the Russian State Libraries. Scarce item. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$14.25

Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church

By Methodist Episcopal Church (Committee to Revise the Hymn Book)

Cincinnati: Swormstedt & Poe, 1860. Book. Fair. Embossed Maroon Leather. Revised Edition.. 750 pp. In need of repair. Front board attached by upper thread only. Spine flap missing. Corners and edges rubbed. Cathedral window design on front and rear boards. Text complete. Previous owner's stamp on endpaper. A collection of 1148 hymn lyrics (no musical scores) approved by the denomination's hymn committee in 1860. Useful resource for students of American church history. Size: 12mo -- 6.5 in Tall.

$4.75

The Bow -- Its History, Manufacture and Use

By Saint-George, Henry

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Book. Good. Cloth. Early Printing.. 108 pp. plus 18 pages of rear advertising matter. Rough exterior, interior fine as reference copy. Heavy rubbing on lower third of front cover and lower part of spine, scuff marks have removed strips of dark red cloth. Gilt titling and violin design present but faded. Binding still fairly firm. Previous owners names in ink and pencil on endpaper. A cut-out diagram of a bow, with notes, laid in, Many technical drawings. No. 111 in The Strad Library series. Photos available upon request. Size: 12m0 -- 7.25 in.

$28.50

Gilbert & Sullivan: A New Assessment

By Williamson, Audrey

London: Rockcliff Publishing Corp., 1955. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Second Edition.. 292 pp., index, 55 b&w illustrations. Glossy colored frontispiece detached but laid in/ Spine slightly faded. Text clean. "An attempt to reevaluate the operas from a modern critical standpoint and to study them, when the need arises, in relation to literature and music outside Gilbert & Sullivan." Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$14.25

Hector Berlioz: A Romantic Tragedy

By Peyser, Herbert F.

NY: Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York, 1949. Book. Very Good. Stapled Softcover. First Edition.. 48 pp., illustrations of Berlioz and wives. Final 6 pp. is a discography of all classical records issued by the NY Philharmonic as of 1949. Light wear and thumbing. No markings. A brief survey of Berlioz's life and career, making the case that Berlioz is under-appreciated. Size: 16mo- 6 in Tall.

$11.40

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